Cycling in Switzerland

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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 2, Ste-Croix–Orbe
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Chemin des Gorges de Covatannaz
Chemin des Gorges de Covatannaz
Route 107, Ste-Croix–Baulmes
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Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 1, Ste-Croix–Le Locle
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 5, Fleurier–Vallorbe
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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Route 487, Orbe–Grandson
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Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Chasseron Bike
Aiguilles de Baulmes Bike
Sainte-Croix
Vuiteboeuf–Ste-Croix

Vuiteboeuf–Ste-Croix

The ViaFrancigena follows the route which the Archbishop of Canterbury documented in his travelogue in 990. Numerous relics provide evidence of the long tradition of the ViaFrancigena route from Canterbury through France and Switzerland to Rome.
The section from Lausanne to Pontarlier is part of the Roman road from Milan to Strassburg. In the Early Middle Ages, the route from Pontarlier via Romainmôtier to Aosta was mainly used by pilgrims. Romainmôtier, a traditional market town, has retained its picturesque charm, demonstrated by the fountain dating from 1887 and the stone gateway leading to the abbey.

The link from Yverdon to Les Fourgs was also in use in Roman times. However, traces of cart tracks left in the rocky ground between Vuiteboeuf and Sainte-Croix point to no earlier than the Early Middle Ages. The around 30 grooves in the rock slope come from various generations of use. In some places, steps that eased the work of the draught animals are visible below the grooves.
The ViaFrancigena follows the route which the Archbishop of Canterbury documented in his travelogue in 990. Numerous relics provide evidence of the long tradition of the ViaFrancigena route from Canterbury through France and Switzerland to Rome.
The section from Lausanne to Pontarlier is part of the Roman road from Milan to Strassburg. In the Early Middle Ages, the route from Pontarlier via Romainmôtier to Aosta was mainly used by pilgrims. Romainmôtier, a traditional market town, has retained its picturesque charm, demonstrated by the fountain dating from 1887 and the stone gateway leading to the abbey.

The link from Yverdon to Les Fourgs was also in use in Roman times. However, traces of cart tracks left in the rocky ground between Vuiteboeuf and Sainte-Croix point to no earlier than the Early Middle Ages. The around 30 grooves in the rock slope come from various generations of use. In some places, steps that eased the work of the draught animals are visible below the grooves.

Vuiteboeuf–Ste-Croix

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Bundesinventar der historischen Verkehrswege der Schweiz (IVS)
www.ivs.admin.ch

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Places

Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses
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Accommodation

BnB Les Replans
BnB Les Replans
Ste-Croix
Chambres d’hôtes Grangette Bellevue
Chambres d’hôtes Grangette Bellevue
Sainte-Croix
Hôtel de France
Hôtel de France
Ste-Croix
La Ferme du Marais
La Ferme du Marais
La Vraconnaz
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 2, Ste-Croix–Orbe
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Chemin des Gorges de Covatannaz
Chemin des Gorges de Covatannaz
Route 107, Ste-Croix–Baulmes
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Cycling in the surroundings

Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 1, Ste-Croix–Le Locle
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 5, Fleurier–Vallorbe
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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Route 487, Orbe–Grandson
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Chasseron Bike
Aiguilles de Baulmes Bike